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April 6, 2007
Rounding out the secondary

Question: Matt, With the signings of Clements and Michael Lewis, our secondary should be set with Harris and Clements at cornerback and Lewis and who else at the other safety position? We had Mike Adams through eight games last season, followed by Mark Roman and Keith Lewis. Do you see them maybe picking up LaRon Landy (if he falls) or another safety in the draft?
--Matt, Auburn

Answer: Unless they think that LaRon Landry is the second coming of Ed Reed (and some feel that's true), I don't see the 49ers drafting Landry. The team just committed a lot of money in new contracts to Roman and both Lewises, and they have big needs elsewhere. If the season started tomorrow, I would say that Roman and Michael Lewis would be the starting safeties. Roman is good in pass coverage, Michael lewis is great against the run and Keith Lewis is one of the most gifted special teams players in the league. Mike Adams, by the way, is now a member of the Cleveland Browns.
-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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